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Longtime AP country music chronicler Joe Edwards dies at 75

Feb. 03, 2023 23:34 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Journalist Joe Edwards, who chronicled country music and helped “Rocky Top” become a Tennessee state song during his four-decade Associated Press career, has died. He was 75. Longtime AP colleague Randall Dickerson said Edwards’ wife called him to...

Biden, Cabinet visiting 20 states after State of the Union

Feb. 03, 2023 19:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and his Cabinet will embark on a post-State of the Union “blitz” to at least 20 states next week to discuss his economic agenda after his Tuesday night address to Congress, the White House announced Friday. Biden is expected to devote much...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Feb. 03, 2023 18:58 PM EST

Johnson City Press. January 29, 2023. Editorial: State is playing terrible games with HIV funding By rejecting federal aid for HIV prevention, our leaders in Tennessee are once again cutting off the state’s nose to spite our face. In the latest round...

US board clears path for mini-union vote at big Nissan plant

Feb. 03, 2023 18:45 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fewer than 100 employees out of the thousands who work at Nissan's auto assembly plant in Tennessee can hold a vote on whether to form a small union, the federal labor board has decided. The ruling Thursday by the National Labor Relations Board overturns a...

Officer shot at public library remains in critical condition

Feb. 03, 2023 11:48 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police officer who was shot at a public library while responding to a trespassing complaint remained in “extremely critical condition” on Friday, Memphis Police said. The officer was hospitalized Thursday after the shooting at the Poplar-White...

1 dead, officer wounded in shooting at Memphis library

Feb. 03, 2023 07:08 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A shooting at a Tennessee library left one person dead and a police officer critically wounded, authorities said. Officers were called to the Poplar-White Station Public Library around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, where they encountered a man who had been the subject...

University of Tennessee to host youth gardening symposium

Feb. 03, 2023 04:14 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Gardens on Thursday announced a partnership with the American Horticultural Society to bring the 2023 National Children and Youth Garden Symposium to Knoxville. The event will take place July 12-15, according to a news release....

Clay scores 23, Tennessee State tops Southern Indiana 80-76

Feb. 02, 2023 23:37 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — (AP) — Jr. Clay's 23 points helped Tennessee State defeat Southern Indiana 80-76 on Thursday night. Clay added 10 rebounds and six assists for the Tigers (13-11, 5-6 Ohio Valley Conference). Dedric Boyd scored 19 points, going 7 of 10 (5 for 6 from...

Morehead State defeats Tennessee Tech 64-45

Feb. 02, 2023 22:15 PM EST

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Mark Freeman scored 18 points to help Morehead State defeat Tennessee Tech 64-45 on Thursday night. Freeman also added five rebounds and five assists for the Eagles (15-9, 8-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Jake Wolfe scored 13 points, going 4 of 8 from the floor,...

Judge dismisses lawsuit over US utility's long-term deals

Feb. 02, 2023 18:58 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by environmental groups that challenged how the nation's largest public utility signs up local power providers for two-decade contracts. On Wednesday, a ruling by U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Parker in Memphis sided...